About Us

Ferry Meadows parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Ferry Meadows Café, show you barcode and get a 10% discount - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.


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  • : Travelchoice aims are to encourage sustainable travel wherever possible and reduce the need to travel by car achieving the following objectives: Improve the quality of life and transport opportunities for all Peterborians; Reduce the cities’ impact on climate change; Enhance safety and security of all the citizens of Peterborough; Support the economic development of the city. For more information on services and events offered by Travelchoice please visit their website and follow @pcctravelchoice on Twitter.

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    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of our parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations. The only way for individuals to contribute to an event pot is by donating directly through the PayPal link on this page.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here.

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.

    Donations

    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-01-02pete logueFerry Meadows£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2018-12-30Scott BrownlowFerry Meadows£1.00£1.00£0.00Weekly donation to parkrun - 22.12.18 - Peterborough parkrun
    2018-11-26Adrian StoneFerry Meadows£50.00£50.00£0.00Thanks for providing such wonderful events!
    2018-06-30Gordon PearsonFerry Meadows£1.00£1.00£0.00Donation for Peterborough parkrun, found on course.
    2018-05-13Jon KellyFerry Meadows£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2017-05-22Peter BrantomFerry Meadows£50.00£50.00£0.00
    2017-02-26Anastasia ScrivenerFerry Meadows£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2016-10-03Peter RidleyFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-09-05Peterborough CouncilFerry Meadows£500.00£425.00£75.00Donation
    2016-05-20Peter BrantomFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00For Peterborough parkrun
    2016-04-17Anastasia ScrivenerFerry Meadows£3.00£2.55£0.45
    2016-02-19Peter RidleyFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2016-01-30Denise WatsonFerry Meadows£50.00£42.50£7.50Donation for Peterborough Parkrun
    2015-10-26BGL GroupFerry Meadows£200.00£170.00£30.00One off donation
    2015-09-20Vanessa WintersFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-09-14PJ & I NelsonFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00one off donation
    2015-08-18Michael BarkerFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-12natasha bereznyckyjFerry Meadows£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-08-10Lisa McLoughlinFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-10Peter BrownFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-10Karen LayFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-08-10IAN STARRFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00For Peterborough Parkrun Keep up the good work Core Team Ian & Peggy Starr
    2015-08-09Barham SusanFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-05-11judith ilesFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-05-07Mark HazlehurstFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-24Richard FordFerry Meadows£15.00£12.75£2.25
    2015-01-09peter brantomFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00For Peterborough Park run
    2015-01-08Jayne TurnerFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50Well done Peterborough!
    2015-01-07Tamara CookFerry Meadows£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2015-01-06Gary ParrFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-03becky fowlerFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2015-01-02Sarah CameronFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-02Carol RogersFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2015-01-02SHARRON TOMSFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00Happy to donate :o)
    2014-12-30Lee WhittonFerry Meadows£40.00£34.00£6.00
    2014-08-09Andrew JohnsonFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2014-07-04Peter BrownFerry Meadows£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2014-05-10Margaret HayesFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-04-19Denise WatsonFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-03-22Denise LambertFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-03-02peter newsonFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
    2014-02-15kevin nankervisFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-12-28Carmel CribbettFerry Meadows£5.00£4.25£0.75
    2013-11-23Carmel CribbettFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50
    2013-11-11Mark HazlehurstFerry Meadows£10.00£8.50£1.50Home run is Peterborough
    2013-11-02Wendy DaltonFerry Meadows£50.00£42.50£7.50
    2013-10-11Justin ShowellFerry Meadows£20.00£17.00£3.00
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    Withdrawals

    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2014-08-11Ferry Meadows£100.00trophies
    2014-11-21Ferry Meadows£9.22box, bucket etc
    2014-12-28Ferry Meadows£11.84plastic chains
    2015-01-07Ferry Meadows£62.58FUNNEL CHAINS
    2015-05-21Ferry Meadows£156.21stopwatches
    2016-02-22Ferry Meadows£79.98Microphone
    2016-09-05Ferry Meadows£178.00Trophies 2015
    2016-09-05Ferry Meadows£110.00Trophies 2016
    2017-01-05Ferry Meadows£119.00Portable PA system
    2017-03-15Ferry Meadows£5.00Stopwatch batteries
    2017-04-26Ferry Meadows£10.00Emergency phone top up
    2017-08-09Ferry Meadows£23.904th anniversary goods
    2017-09-04Ferry Meadows£36.21Correx signs
    2017-08-23Ferry Meadows£27.96Signs
    2018-08-06Ferry Meadows£14.87Birthday cake
    2019-02-06Ferry Meadows£85.48Walkie Talkies
    2019-02-25Ferry Meadows£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-06-19Ferry Meadows£20.00parkrun Quiet Sign (x3)